Jul 142022

Pablo Picasso Guernica [Study] II 1937


Russia And China Haven’t Even Started To Ratchet Up The Pain Dial (Escobar)
Russia State TV: War Will Expand To Poland If US Continues To Arm Ukraine (NYP)
NATO and EU Sound Alarm Over Risk Of Ukraine Weapons Smuggling (FT)
The International Political Debacle: The Unipolar System Is Crumbling (Wilbert)
The Fed’s Financial Nuke Will Obliterate The Global Economy (McDonald)
Letter To My Friends From America (Faina Savenkova)
Climate Mandates Imposed on Dutch Farmers Will Ruin Their Livelihoods (ET)
German Firm Calls For Energy Price Cap To Avoid Social Unrest (R.)
#VaccineInjured Trends on Twitter After British Report (Celente)
UK Excess Deaths Not From Covid Approach 9,000 in Last 10 Weeks (DS)
Doctors Push Hard for Child Vaccination Despite Their Own Research (BI)
Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Cooperate in Social Media Collusion Lawsuit (ET)
Court Rejects Bayer’s Latest Attempt to Duck Liability in Roundup Case (CHD)
Jury Convicts CIA Programmer Of Leaking To WikiLeaks (Dissenter)





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Everything plays into Putin’s hands.

Russia And China Haven’t Even Started To Ratchet Up The Pain Dial (Escobar)

A case can be made that Putin and Russia’s Security Council are implementing a tactical trifecta that has reduced the collective West to an amorphous bunch of bio headless chickens. The trifecta mixes the promise of negotiations – but only when considering Russia’s steady advances on the ground in Novorossiya; the fact that Russia’s global “isolation” has been proved in practice to be nonsense; and tweaking the most visible pain dial of them all: Europe’s dependence on Russian energy. The main reason for the graphic, thundering failure of the G20 Foreign Ministers summit in Bali is that the G7 – or NATOstan plus American colony Japan – could not force the BRICS plus major Global South players to isolate, sanction and/or demonize Russia.

On the contrary: multiple interpolations outside of the G20 spell out even more Eurasia-wide integration. Here are a few examples. The first transit of Russian products to India via the International North-South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) is now in effect, crisscrossing Eurasia from Mumbai to the Baltic via Iranian ports (Chabahar or Bandar Abbas), the Caspian Sea, and Southern and Central Russia. Crucially, the route is shorter and cheaper than going through the Suez Canal. In parallel, the head of the Iranian Central Bank, Ali Salehabadi, confirmed that a memorandum of interbank cooperation was signed between Tehran and Moscow. That means a viable alternative to SWIFT, and a direct consequence of Iran’s application to become a full BRICS member, announced at the recent summit in Beijing.

The BRICS, since 2014, when the New Development Bank (NDB) was founded, have been busy building their own financial infrastructure, including the near future creation of a single reserve currency. As part of the process, the harmonization of Russian and Iranian banking systems is inevitable. Iran is also about to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the upcoming summit in Samarkand in September. In parallel, Russia and Kazakhstan are solidifying their strategic partnership: Kazakhstan is a key member of BRI, EAEU and SCO. India gets even closer to Russia across the whole spectrum of trade – including energy. And next Tuesday, Tehran will be the stage for a crucial face-to-face meeting between Putin and Erdogan. Isolation? Really?

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Russia state TV is kind of wild, and not the Kremlin.

Russia State TV: War Will Expand To Poland If US Continues To Arm Ukraine (NYP)

A Russian state TV host warned Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine could expand to Poland if the US continued to arm Kyiv’s forces. On a broadcast of Russia Channel 1’s “60 minutes,” TV host Olga Skabeyeva made the veiled warning saying that if the West continued to send aid to Ukraine the conflict could intensify, Newsweek reported. “If God forbid, Americans deliver missiles that can travel 186 miles. Then we simply can’t stop,” the TV host said. “We’ll go all the way to Warsaw.” Skabeyeva referenced the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which the US started sending to embattled Ukraine last week. Russia’s latest warning comes after the US pledged several more units to Ukraine. The Polish foreign ministry has yet to make any comment on the threat.

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This is Poland:

“All these weapons land in southern Poland” “..we have no idea where they go, where they are used or even if they stay in the country.”

NATO and EU Sound Alarm Over Risk Of Ukraine Weapons Smuggling (FT)

Nato and EU states are pushing for better tracking of weapons supplied to Ukraine in response to fears that criminal groups are smuggling them out of the country and on to Europe’s black market. Since Russia launched its war against Ukraine, western states have pledged more than $10bn in military support, from portable rocket launchers and armoured vehicles to rifles and vast amounts of ammunition. A number of Nato member states are discussing with Kyiv some form of tracking system or detailed inventory lists for weapons supplied to Ukraine, two western officials briefed on the talks told the Financial Times. Ukraine’s government is setting up a more extensive weapons monitoring and tracing system with the help of western countries, a third person familiar with the situation said.

“All these weapons land in southern Poland, get shipped to the border and then are just divided up into vehicles to cross: trucks, vans, sometimes private cars,” said one of the western officials. “And from that moment we go blank on their location and we have no idea where they go, where they are used or even if they stay in the country.” The potential for US weapons sent to Ukraine to fall into the wrong hands is “among a host of considerations” given the “challenging situation” on the ground in the country, said Bonnie Denise Jenkins, US under secretary for arms control and international security, on Tuesday. s“The US very seriously takes our responsibility to protect American origin defence technologies and prevent their diversion or illicit proliferation,” Jenkins told reporters in Brussels, adding that the US was in “continued contact” with Kyiv on the issue.

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The west accelerates its own demise.

The International Political Debacle: The Unipolar System Is Crumbling (Wilbert)

The multipolar world was going to emerge one way or another, but the mistakes of the Western leaders accelerated a process that would still take some years, and it can’t cope since it governs for less than 1 billion people (G7 population). And Operation Z in Ukraine was the trigger for a lack of diplomatic tact and will to war that even caused Ukraine’s allied leaders to fall, such as Boris Johnson. The bankruptcy of Europe was also imminent, since the various economic dependencies, including on Russian gas, prove that the continent, despite being so-called First World, was unable to generate an economy based on a real production of resources. And all attempts to escape from this dependency would lead to at least 10 years of pipeline works and economic agreements-treaties between other countries and them.

So it’s not like it was easy either to have prevented what was predestined to happen, but it could have been delayed if there was the right diplomacy, since the war was avoidable. But how? Simple. I’ll explain. What was Putin’s key argument? “Ukraine cannot join NATO!” And what could the West have done? Generated a document in multilateral coordination with the appropriate entities recognizing that the security of Russia, a member of the UN Security Council, was an important issue and Ukraine would not join the Atlanticist military alliance. Or: they could put 50,000 or 100,000 troops inside Kiev to stand up to the Russians since Biden shortly before the Special Military Operation began, acknowledged that Putin would “invade Ukraine,” so they knew the risks. But they did neither.

They wanted this war but it is not going as planned because the political debacle is happening, with the leaders who support the Atlanticist platforms falling away little by little, leaving the enthusiasts of the multipolar world standing like Putin and Xi Jinping in their proper nuclear strongholds. Moreover, it is interesting to note how parts of the Global South opposed the various diplomatic and economic sanctions on Russia, showing that they were unwilling to continue functioning as American semi-colonies in diplomatic and other matters.

It was inevitable that a totally new world would emerge out of the totally destroyed old world, because that is the natural way of what comes after destruction: reconstruction or new construction. And that is what is happening to the world at present, in that we see prominent leaders being murdered in the open or resignations due to inability of governance, clear signs of destruction. And after the destruction will come the construction, of which we don’t know what it will look like yet, but the first bricks have already been laid.

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“Volcker was jacking rates into a planet with about $200T LESS debt.”

The Fed’s Financial Nuke Will Obliterate The Global Economy (McDonald)

We are living in a period of mass “Jonestown” economic delusion. Just twenty months ago – central bankers were offering to buy nearly every junk bond known to mankind, dramatically distorting the “true cost of capital.” All the way from crypto to emerging markets – it was a moral hazard overdose. Everyone on earth was borrowing money at fantasy-land bond yields. Now, the Fed is promising endless rate hikes and $1T of balance sheet reduction onto a planet with emerging market and Euro-zone credit markets in flames. Listen, all I have is an economics degree from the University of Massachusetts, but after having spent the last 20 years trading bonds professionally and embarking on a 20k feet deep autopsy on the largest bank failure of all time – from my seat the current Fed agenda is sheer madness and will be outed very soon.

The true cost of capital was distorted for so long, we now have hundreds of academics– clueless to the underlying serpent inside global markets. When the 6 foot seven, Paul Volcker walked the halls of the Marriner S. Eccles Building of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, our planet embraced about $200T LESS debt than we are staring down the barrel at today. Please call out the risk management imbeciles that make any reference of “Powell to Volcker.” In 2021, global debt reached a record $303T, according to the Institute of International Finance, a global financial industry association. This is a FURTHER jump from record global debt in 2019 of $226T, as reported by the IMF in its Global Debt Database. Volcker was jacking rates into a planet with about $200T LESS debt. Please call out the risk management imbeciles that make any reference of Powell to Volcker.

Many economists in 2022 are highly delusional – a very dangerous group indeed. When you hike rates aggressively with a strong dollar you multiply interest rate risk, which was already off the charts coming from such a low 2020 base in terms of yield – it’s a convexity nightmare. Interest rate hikes today – hand in hand with a strong U.S. Dollar – carry 100x the destructive power than the Carter – Reagan era. At the same time, you add lighter fluid on to the credit risk fire in emerging markets with a raging greenback. Global banks have to mark to market most of these assets. If global rates reset higher and stay at elevated levels, the sovereign debt pile is in gave danger. The response to Lehman and Covid crisis squared (see above) has left a mathematically unsustainable bill for follow on generations.

The Fed CANNOT hike rates aggressively into this mess without blowing up the global economy. We are talking about mass – Jonestown delusion on roids. Then Covid-19 placed a colossal leverage cocktail on top. Emerging and frontier market countries currently owe the IMF over $100B. U.S. central banking policy + a strong USD is vaporizing this capital as we speak. A dollar screaming higher with agricultural commodities – priced globally in dollars – is a colossal tax on emerging market countries – clueless academics at the Fed are exporting inflation into countries that can least afford it.

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The 13-year-old girl from Lugansk.

Letter To My Friends From America (Faina Savenkova)

Two events have recently occurred in the world. In America – in the suburbs of Chicago – people died during the celebration of Independence Day. And during these three days, 5 children died from artillery shelling of Ukraine in the Donbass – in Donetsk and Makeyevka. A 10-year-old girl was torn apart by an incoming Ukrainian shell. According to the data and evidence collected by the Russian Foundation for Combating Repression, the Ukrainian military was given direct orders to use weapons to kill against civilians of Donbass. Here are the proofs of that https://fondfbr.ru/en/articles/sergey-yudayev-en/

But did American journalists notice this? No. I can understand why America mourns the dead on Independence Day. But at the same time, she stubbornly does not want to see what Ukraine is doing. I live in Donbass, and after the murder of children with weapons supplied by you and Europe, probably, should hate you and rejoice that the Lord punishes those because of whom our children die. But I am Russian and I have been living in the war for eight years now. I understand what death is, so I don’t feel anger and hatred. And I grieve with you for the dead. Human life is priceless, and murder is always terrible, because it is impossible to bring back those who have been lost, it is impossible to drown out this pain. Just as it is impossible to isolate yourself from the war, because the war, in which your government is no less to blame than the rest, will surely return to you.

I am very sorry that many in America do not know that it all started 8 years ago. And Ukraine is killing civilians, destroying our cities, killing children. But it is unlikely that your politicians pay attention to this. They are ready to fight to the last Ukrainian and, apparently, believe that they will defeat Russia in a nuclear war. It won’t be like that. I would like you to understand that war is bad, as well as the killing of innocent people. I hope that all this will end soon, and humanity will once again understand the value of life and a peaceful future, and Russia and America will be friends.

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The quiet last few days will make Rutte think he’s winning. But the farmers will be back; they know it’s now or never.

The farmers are simply the easiest target. If nitrogen is the problem, force people to fly and drive 30% less. Much more effective. But that costs votes.

Climate Mandates Imposed on Dutch Farmers Will Ruin Their Livelihoods (ET)

The livelihoods of Dutch farmers are under attack due to the Dutch government’s proposed nitrogen policy, which could necessitate the mass slaughter of livestock and potentially shut down almost a third of the country’s farms. If this policy is implemented, it will have “major security consequences, not just for the Netherlands, but for all of Europe and the world,” said Michael Yon, a war correspondent who has recently arrived in the Netherlands to report on the ground from the Dutch farmers’ protests. The Netherlands is a small country in Europe with a population of 17 million people, but it is the second-largest food exporter in the world, Yon said in a recent interview for EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program. “They have the most efficient farmers in the world.”

In 2021, the Netherlands’s coalition government proposed slashing livestock numbers in the country by 30 percent to meet nitrogen greenhouse gas emission targets. The country has already implemented stringent restrictions on new construction, intending to curb nitrogen emissions. Dutch bank Rabobank has argued that those new hurdles have slowed home building in the Netherlands, intensifying a housing shortage in the densely populated coastal nation. On June 10, Christianne van der Wal, the Dutch Minister for Nitrogen and Nature Policy, unveiled a plan to reduce nitrogen emissions in the Netherlands, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The Dutch Provinces are responsible for developing corresponding measures to reach the nitrogen emission reductions between 12 and 70 percent, depending on the area,” the statement said.

“Farmers in some provinces will be particularly hard hit … and the Dutch government acknowledged ‘there is not a future for all {Dutch} farmers within [this] approach.’” The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce says that nitrogen environmental pollution comes from burning fossil fuels but also from manure produced by livestock and fertilizers used in farming. It is estimated that to implement the proposed plan, farmers would need to reduce their cattle herds by 30 percent, according to Barron’s. But Yon said Dutch farmers are not polluting the environment and that they’ve been farming the land for thousands of years. Nitrogen is being labeled as a pollutant and used as a decoy by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to put the farmers out of business and control the food supply, Yon said.

[..] Dutch farmers and truckers realize that their government is following the recommendations of the WEF, which has been trying to take their land and control their food supply, Yon said. “If you control the food supply, you control that population completely,” he said. Dutch farmers are very educated, and they are both businesspeople and farmers, Yon said. They know that if they lose, they will lose their livelihood, and the consequences of their loss will be felt for many generations, he said. “The farmers are rising up. They know they’re going to be put out of business … which would put all of Europe on its knees, foodwise,” Yon said.

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“..twice as much now, and three times at the end of the summer.”

German Firm Calls For Energy Price Cap To Avoid Social Unrest (R.)

Household energy costs could triple in Germany as Russian gas supplies dwindle, officials in the sector said, and one company representative raised the possibility of social unrest unless there was a cap on prices. In an interview with the RND newspaper group published on Thursday, Klaus Mueller, head of the Federal Network Agency regulator urged consumers to reduce consumption and set aside money. And in an interview with Reuters, the head of the municipal works of Chemnitz, one of the 900 city-owned public companies that are a major part of Germany’s energy landscape, went further. “We must help average households and set an upper limit for energy costs,” Roland Warner said, warning that annual bills of 1,500 euros could rise to 4,700 euros in October. “If we get social unrest the state won’t be able to cope.”

Energy minister Robert Habeck has in the past rejected calls for state price caps, saying the state cannot fully offset increased prices and that attempting to do so would send the wrong signal about the need to conserve energy. After prospering from cheap Russian gas for decades, Europe’s largest economy is facing a crunch as Russia dials back supplies. Western governments say Moscow is retaliating against sanctions imposed over its invasion of Ukraine, but Moscow blames technical problems. Some analysts warn that public backing for a tough line against Moscow could weaken further if living standards decline.

A Forsa poll published on Wednesday found that support for a boycott of Russian gas – a major source of finance for what Moscow calls its “special operation” in Ukraine – had fallen from 44% of respondents six weeks ago to just 32% now. With spot prices soaring, Mueller warned that end-consumers rolling over their fixed-term contracts now would find themselves paying twice as much now, and three times at the end of the summer. “Some prices on exchanges are up sevenfold,” said Mueller. “It’s not all going to come through immediately, and won’t be fully passed on, but it’s going to have to be paid eventually,” he said.

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Good on GB News.

#VaccineInjured Trends on Twitter After British Report (Celente)

The hashtag #vaccineinjured trended on Twitter late Wednesday after GBN, a British news channel, aired a special on those who said their lives were upended after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these individuals held up photos of loved ones they said died after taking the vaccine, or said they suffered from an adverse reaction. The show was intended to shed light on these cases and criticized social media platforms for silencing them.

The COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness could drop to about 20 percent a few months after the booster shot is administered, according to an Italian review of COVID studies. “Booster doses were found to restore the VE [vaccine effectiveness] to levels comparable to those acquired soon after administration of the second dose; however, a fast decline of booster VE against Omicron was observed, with less than 20% VE against infection and less than 25% VE against symptomatic disease at 9 months from the booster administration,” the authors wrote in the paper. The study found that two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were less than 5 percent effective at preventing a symptomatic infection with the Omicron variant, which is famous for evading the immune defense system. Three doses were up to about 22 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infection.

A recent Pew Research poll found a dramatic shift in the trust Americans have in health officials after more than two years of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. The survey found that President Joe Biden has lost public support in his handling of the outbreak. The survey pointed out that about 65 percent of Americans said they were confident in his ability to deal with the virus at the beginning of his presidency. The survey now says 56 percent of Americans believe he is doing a “fair or poor job” in handling the outbreak. Just 43 percent polled said he is doing an excellent job.


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900 a week in the UK alone.

UK Excess Deaths Not From Covid Approach 9,000 in Last 10 Weeks (DS)

There have been over 8,750 more deaths than usual from causes other than COVID-19 in England and Wales in the past 10 weeks, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics show. In the week ending July 1st, the most recent week for which figures are available, there were 10,357 deaths registered, which is 1,128 or 12.2% above the five-year average. Of these, 332 were registered with Covid as a contributory cause and 212 were registered as due to Covid as underlying cause. This leaves 916 excess deaths from an underlying cause other than COVID-19, bringing the total non-Covid excess deaths in the 10 weeks since the recent spike began in late April to 8,756 deaths.

Experts have called for an urgent investigation of this alarming trend, though the Government has yet to signal it intends to do this or to offer any explanation of the high rate of deaths. Looking at deaths by date of occurrence, if we compare them to the rollout of vaccine doses in the spring booster campaign among over-75s in England we can see what appears to be a correlation, meaning a possible connection should be investigated. The sharp drop in the most recent week may be an indication that the wave is easing, though with the crisis in ambulance services and hospital capacity ongoing that remains to be seen.

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Doctors Push Hard for Child Vaccination Despite Their Own Research (BI)

According to a study recently published in the Paediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the risk of COVID-19 to children is truly minuscule. The study tracks the outcomes for Icelandic children with a positive COVID-19 test, covering all the children who tested positive during the study period. It concludes that out of the 1,749 children tracked, none had severe symptoms and no child needed hospitalisation. A fifth of the children showed no symptoms. It is curious, then, that when Icelandic health authorities decided to offer COVID-19 vaccination to 5-11 year-old children earlier this year, two of the four study authors were among the most vocal advocates of the policy.

At the time, the health risks related to COVID-19 vaccines were becoming increasingly clear, with the rate of reported serious adverse effects in Iceland 75-fold the rate for flu vaccines in 2019. The French Medical Academy had recommended against vaccinating healthy young children, Swedish authorities had decided not to offer them vaccination and the JCVI had recommended against it. But Icelandic authorities decided to go ahead with an organised campaign. Earlier, the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Valtyr Thors, a prominent paediatrician, had said vaccination was not needed for young children, but in January 2022 he suddenly reversed his opinion and strongly recommended vaccination to “protect children against infection and serious illness”. At that time, the Omicron variant had already taken over in Iceland, and numbers showed vaccine protection against infection to be zero or negative.

Late December 2021, another author, paediatrician Dr. Asgeir Haraldsson, Professor of Medicine at the University of Iceland, said five to 10 out of every thousand healthy children would need hospitalisation after COVID-19 infection and strongly recommended vaccination, claiming both Delta and Omicron variants posed a considerably higher threat to children than previous variants. The study shows only 12% of infections among children occured in school. However, in late 2021 the importance of keeping schools open was repeatedly mentioned as an additional justification for the vaccination of children. In December 2021, Dr. Thors claimed infections in schools were a major problem and Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Thorolfur Gudnason suggested lifting quarantine requirements for vaccinated children under 16, while keeping them in place for the unvaccinated.

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“‘Government can’t outsource its censorship to Big Tech,’ Missouri attorney general says..”

Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Cooperate in Social Media Collusion Lawsuit (ET)

A federal judge ordered the Biden administration on July 12 to comply with information requests in a lawsuit brought by Missouri and Louisiana officials about alleged federal government collusion with social media companies to suppress important news stories in the name of fighting so-called misinformation. The lawsuit could help bring to light the Biden administration’s behind-the-scenes efforts to discourage the dissemination of information related to the advent of the virus that causes the disease COVID-19 and the ongoing Hunter Biden laptop scandal, according to Eric Schmitt, Missouri’s Republican attorney general.

Supporters of former President Donald Trump claim that if the story about the laptop belonging to the president’s troubled son hadn’t been suppressed, President Joe Biden would have lost the 2020 presidential election. Republicans say the laptop provides evidence of the son’s misbehavior and of the Biden family’s corruption. Facebook and Twitter infamously restricted the distribution of information related to the computer’s contents. Biden supporters claimed the story was manufactured by the Russian government as disinformation. Social media also suppressed numerous stories related to the origins of COVID-19, possible medical treatments to prevent, treat, or cure the disease, and discussions about government and corporate policies implemented to deal with the virus, many of which curbed personal freedoms.

Many government and corporate employees have been fired in the pandemic era for refusing to take government-approved vaccines, which they say have limited effectiveness and potentially severe side effects. The lawsuit could also provide fodder for Republicans who promise multiple investigations into government wrongdoing should they retake Congress in the November elections. Among the defendants are President Joe Biden, his former White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, former Disinformation Governance Board executive director Nina Jankowicz, and Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

According to court documents, the states allege that the administration “colluded with and/or coerced social media companies to suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social media platforms by labeling the content ‘disinformation,’ ‘misinformation,’ and ‘malinformation.’” The states “allege the suppression of disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and contents constitutes government action and therefore violates Plaintiff States’ freedom of speech in violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

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“..a cancer warning would deviate from Roundup’s EPA-approved labeling..”

Court Rejects Bayer’s Latest Attempt to Duck Liability in Roundup Case (CHD)

A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by Monsanto owner Bayer AG to head off claims brought by cancer victims alleging that Monsanto failed to warn them of the risks of Roundup. In a decision handed down Tuesday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a “failure to warn claim” brought against Monsanto in Georgia by Roundup user John Carson is not preempted by requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as lawyers for Monsanto, and its owner Bayer, have argued. Bayer has sought — and now failed — in multiple courts to find backing for its argument that it should be protected from allegations that Monsanto failed to warn users of a cancer risk associated with its products. (Bayer bought Monsanto in 2018.)

The company asserts that if it had placed cancer risk warnings on product labels it would have conflicted with provisions of FIFRA that give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversight of labeling language. The EPA has said in its assessment, that the herbicides are “not likely” to be carcinogenic. “It’s another resounding rejection of Monsanto’s preemption defense,” said attorney Brent Wisner, who served as co-counsel for the first trial to take place in the nationwide Roundup litigation, which resulted in a unanimous jury decision finding Monsanto had hidden the cancer risks of its weed killers. “It is safe to say that their argument is dead. Every court to consider this issue has sided with plaintiffs,” Wisner said.

Bayer said in a statement that it believes the federal appeals court erred in its ruling. “We respectfully disagree with the Eleventh Circuit’s decision, as a cancer warning would deviate from Roundup’s EPA-approved labeling, render the product misbranded, and require the company to make a label change that would be contrary to the consistent conclusions of EPA’s scientific assessments for more than four decades. “The court’s determination that the FIFRA’s statutory registration process is not sufficiently formal to trigger preemption is inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent, and the company will review its legal options regarding further proceedings.”

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Not what the Espionage Act was meant for, even back in 1917.

Jury Convicts CIA Programmer Of Leaking To WikiLeaks (Dissenter)

A federal jury in New York convicted former CIA employee Joshua Schulte of violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly released materials on the CIA’s hacking capabilities to WikiLeaks. This was the second trial against Schulte. In March 2020, his first trial ended in a mistrial on several Espionage Act charges, but he was found guilty of contempt of court and lying to the FBI. Unlike the first trial, Schulte represented himself and argued his case. He again maintained he was not the source of the leaks published by WikiLeaks. A jury deliberated for nearly three days before announcing a verdict. Judge Jesse M. Furman in the Southern District of New York did not schedule a sentencing date because there are other charges pending against Schulte.

Known as the “Vault 7” materials, WikiLeaks began releasing documents on March 7, 2017. They came from what WikiLeaks described as an “isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence.” Documents revealed how the CIA could target iPhones, Androids, and Samsung TVs and convert the devices’ microphones into bugs used to spy on targeted persons. Malware was also developed to infect Microsoft Windows users, and the CIA was “hoarding” security vulnerabilities in software and hardware that they could use for their covert operations instead of notifying companies that users were at risk of being hacked.

It was one of the largest leaks of information in the history of CIA and a huge embarrassment for then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who responded by labeling WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence agency” and developing “secret war plans” against the media organization that included kidnapping or even killing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The US government has charged Assange with violating the Espionage Act, and the UK government authorized his extradition in June. Assistant US Attorney Michael D. Lockard asserted that on April 20, 2016, Schulte “stole the entirety of the CIA’s highly sensitive cyber intelligence capabilities.” This occurred just days after the CIA “locked the defendant out of the secure restricted vault-like location on the network.”

“Shortly after stealing this extraordinarily sensitive intelligence information, the defendant transmitted those backups to WikiLeaks, knowing full well that WikiLeaks would put it up on the internet,” Lockard argued. “In the weeks following this break-in, the defendant took every step he would need to take in order to transmit those files to WikiLeaks. He downloaded a program that WikiLeaks itself recommends to leakers to use to send stolen data.” [..] US prosecutors never presented any forensic evidence to specifically tie Schulte to the publication of the CIA hacking materials on WikiLeaks. Schulte acted very confident during his closing argument. He insisted that Lockard was “worried about the lack of evidence” because he had told the jury the “lack of evidence is not evidence of innocence.”

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    This one is a little heavy but worth the ponder. Some people are a little worried about the downstream effects of reverse transcriptase.


    6. The number one place the vaccine mRNA ends up is the thymus, the second is the liver, and the third is female ovaries. KEEP THIS IN MIND. They knew about this. It was revealed in the most recent Pfizer document dump, and in fact was known well before then for those of us paying attention.

    10. Line 1 retrotransposons can and will transcribe the vaccine mRNA to somatic cells. The egg cells. This means that children born to vaccinated mothers will produce the covid spike protein every day of their lives. Their expression of BRCA1 and 53BP1 will be inhibited from the day of their birth until they die. v(D)j recombination will be inhibited from the day of their birth until the day they die. Not only are they likely to get cancer early and often, but they will be immune compromised and unlikely to be able to mount successful adaptive immune responses to common pathogens. They will be sickly and short lived.

    Veracious Poet

    The hysteria of Redfield/Birx/Rochelle’s unmasked luscious lips


    Regarding Arizona,
    In the Phoenix Metro Area there used to be a great deal of agriculture – it relied on water from the Colorado River and the Salt & Verde Rivers and a couple of long, large canals. I live close to one of the canals. I bike and walk alongside it and sometimes throw some bread to the ducks — mostly mallards and another breed I’m not sure of the name, plus a few escaped muscovies and some crosses. I live north of the canal. South of the canal the homes mostly still have the option of cheap canal water for yard irrigation. The yards tend to be very green. The irrigation was put in place for farms…but there are few of those left in the metro area. I have a sister in Mesa, AZ who lives in a house with the irrigation option, and uses it.

    My parents now live in Mesa as well. Their gardens are thriving…my mother perfected “lasagne gardening” years ago, and creates her own compost. Due to stresses in my life, it is only in the past 12 months that I’ve been able to pay much attention to my gardens…all of the new areas I am amending with compost and soil from the hen yard. I plan to start amending the old gardens with the same in the fall…..

    Gardening in Phoenix is possible, but there are challenges:
    1. Short growing seasons: essentially, 2 short hot seasons and 2 short cold seasons; hot seasons divided by an intensely hot summer and cool seasons divided by a winter that is just cool enough to kill tender warm weather plants.
    2. Water! It can be challenging to provide enough water.
    3. Intense summer sun and heat. I tried pineapple sage this spring. It was doing wonderfully. For the last 10 days it has been over 110 degrees, and despite watering daily, the plant is literally drying up under the sun. Many edibles that require “full sun” elsewhere require “partial shade” in a Phoenix summer.

    Water is the biggest challenge. There is very little rainwater collection nor gray water use.


    We repeatedly see how easy it is to fool a financially-illiterate and scientifically-illiterate general populace: just feed them a bullshit line that they want to hear. ‘Climate change can be solved by carbon trading’; ‘electric cars are clean and green’; ‘sustainable development will raise living standards’…..blah, blah, blah.

    And of course, the classic: ‘the problems we are encountering are due to excessive read tape and over-regulation, so we need to deregulate and provide free markets whilst at the same time providing financial incentives to innovators’.

    The crux of our predicament lies in the fact that most of our so-called leaders are also financially-illiterate and scientifically illiterate, or are deliberately acting as saboteurs. Or both scientifically and financially illiterate, and acting as saboteurs.

    All the evidence I have accumulated indicates that throughout the western world leaders are not elected but are selected, on the basis of their willingness to facilitate the short term agendas of transnational banks and corporations. And to lie to the general populace.

    Anyone who disagrees ‘gets annihilated’.

    But now we are beginning to see that those who agree get annihilated too, i.e. those who submitted to being jabbed with potentially toxic ‘vaccines’ (not vaccines at all but cell biology modifiers) are the ones becoming ill (or dying suddenly); those who bought into the financial scams are seeing their portfolios decline in value or disappear altogether etc.

    Energy is king, and the bulk of the economic-financial system runs on coal, oil and gas -electricity being a subset of the fossil fuels economy. Without energy, nothing happens. And with less energy, less happens.

    The energy news is all bad, insofar as the peak of extraction of oil by conventional means was around 2007, and the peak of extraction by unconventional means was 2018-19. Unsurprisingly, everything si now unravelling.

    What is more, the cumulative effects of burning fossil fuels are manifesting in lots of very nasty ways, i.e. abrupt climate change….more properly labelled planetary meltdown… and ocean acidification. We can add the swamping of the biosphere with plastics and microplastics as a non-combustion ill-effect of the use of fossil fuels.

    So, we are handing to the ‘next generation’ a planet that is depleted of energy sources and suffering from an atmosphere containing around 190 ppm carbon dioxide above the long-term average (420 ppm versus 230 ppm, the 280 ppm cited as the pre-industrial ‘start point’ actually being an unusually high peak in the record and most likely due to human activity in the previous 20,000 years…previous peaks being around 260 ppm).

    And on top of that a population overshoot of around 7 billion facilitated by the use of now rapidly depleting fossil fuels.

    What many commenters fail to distinguish is the difference between the very real phenomenon of planetary overheating -due to excess CO2- and the various scams operated by ‘the controllers’ (governments) in response to the overheating; they correctly identify the responses, e.g. carbon trading, electric cars, biofuels etc. as scams but then go on the declare the overheating as a scam.

    Watch Lake Mead disappear. It could well be ‘all over’ by the end of this year.



    @citizenx – meet you on the meditation cushion anytime. Guru Purnima was yesterday…In gratitude for LIFE the great teacher.

    LOVE in its’ purest form is is free of attachments – such as ice cream or killing. LOVE is a state of perfection LIVED and expressed in everyday life – in thoughts, words, deeds. LOVE is.

    Rumi: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

    Time in meditation will reveal them (barriers) – and more; the spiritual war against ignorance is won in the Hearts/Minds/Souls of humans. Peace/LOVE is an inside job. It can be practiced in every breath.

    On Love
    Kahlil Gibran – 1883-1931

    Then said Almitra, Speak to us of Love.
    And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:
    When love beckons to you, follow him,
    Though his ways are hard and steep.
    And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
    Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
    And when he speaks to you believe in him,
    Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

    For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
    Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
    So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
    Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself
    He threshes you to make your naked.
    He sifts you to free you from your husks.
    He grinds you to whiteness.
    He kneads you until you are pliant;
    And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.

    All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.

    But if in your heart you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
    Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
    Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.

    Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
    Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
    For love is sufficient unto love.

    When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.”
    And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

    Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.

    But if you love and must have desires, let these be your desires:
    To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
    To know the pain of too much tenderness.
    To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
    And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
    To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
    To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
    To return home at eventide with gratitude;
    And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

    Wielding the sword of LOVE…a fragment in Life’s Heart.
    LOVE to ALL.


    Dr D re your thoughts on top soil. I mostly agree. I have seen new highways freshly cut into bedrock only to be growing emerging forests on tight slopes just a few years later – with no actual planting. Nutrient density is another issue but Albrecht’s work shows that a great deal can be done. The technology (IP) is there through the likes of him, Savoury, Holmgren, Mollison, Fukuoka and many others. John Jeavons has shown amazing results through the Ecology Action group with “How to grow more vegetables than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine”
    Also Takao Furuno’s book the Power of Duck – integrated rice and duck farming has proven that it out competes conventional farming. We just have to be out there doing it!

    Dr D Rich

    @Veracious Poet

    Hear! Hear!


    @dr d @oroboros, most of the beef and pigs in the US are raised in feedlots (CAFOs) and with it most of the manure. Most farmers know that manure is a gift of nature. One of the many troubles we face in the US is trying to resurrect the natural fertility of the soil through natural amendments – manure, crop “wastes” and mulch. Very localized as Dr D pointed out.

    Manure is bulky and low-value. Not a paying concern to transport it any great distance. And the manure from CAFOs is laced with pesticide residue, growth hormones, antibiotic residues. Few farmers want it anyway even if it was free. On 100-acre family farms, you can manage manure and other “wastes” and recycle them back into the soil easily. It works on that scale. On 20,000-hectare row-crop “farms” with the animals and their poop concentrated 1000 miles away in a feedlot, not so much.

    BTW there is a wonderful book

      “Farmers of Forty Centuries.”

    It is part travelogue, part time-capsule (1900 ish.) A retired ag official and his wife tour the far East and he geeks out about all the amazing clever ways the Chinese Koreans and Japanese eke bountiful nutrition out of the soil every year. And maintain fertility of the soil which has been farmed for literally thousands of years.

    John Day

    Composting human municipal waste and CAFO (feedlot) waste is possible, but it is a large-scale set-up and must be continued. Austin, Texas did this around 1980 or so, as I recall. It was controversial to sell the people their compostedfeces and lawn-clippings as a (cheap) product, “Dillo Dirt”. Because of the long-term contractual involvement, Dillo-Dirt is still around, readily available everywhere and always the cheapest. It can be put down on top as a mulch or worked inas an amendment. I do both. It’s about $40 per cubic yard, which mostly fills the bed of my 1997 Ford Ranger. 1.5 yards fills it. I can overfill it with 2 yards and put a tarp over it with tie-downs.
    Doing this at scale requires industrial economy and lots of trucks and big machines for mountains of compost. Industrial economy is fraying. I think Dillo-Dirt will remain available here, since it is part of the economy now, but if it is not already where you live, you might never get it.

    John Day

    I’m going to put this important article from Oxymoron in the blog, but just got my PC back with the log-ins. It needed a new battery. I just got a notice that Windows 8.1 will go away in January…

    Oxymoron in Oz sends this article posted by Forensic Biologist, Paul Spradbury, which pertains to the long term effects of reverse-transcription of mRNA into DNA in gene-therapy vaccines, causing the human cells affected to keep making spike protein as long as they persist. This is also passed on to egg cells in human ovaries, which have a very high uptake of the mRNA lipid micelle “Trojan horses”. These eggs cannot repair DNA damage internally, and also pass the modified DNA to offspring. Importantly, the mRNA has also been modified to never-break-down. We might presume that it eventually does, but that may be wrong. There was spike protein circulating in 6 out of 6 mRNA vaccine recipients tested at 6 months, about a year ago, by Robert Malone MD’s lab. That is eternity for mRNA.
    The ongoing production of January 2020 spike protein by cells, due to vaccine immortal-mRNA and reverse-transcribed DNA causes the cells to keep making spike protein, leading to clots and to a breakdown of the T-cell immunity, which is important in destroying mutated cells that can become cancer, as well as viral and bacterial pathogens. There is also impairment of the ability of cells to self repair DNA errors internally.
    All of these malfunctions of the normal immune system and DNA/RNA cellular information system gradually degrade the affected cells, and also the whole immune system, similar to AIDS.
    Spradbury was sent this whistle-blower information anonymously, but it is high quality information and clearly comes from somebody with detailed and accurate understanding of the biochemistry and immunology involved, some insider.
    I have seen a lot of this particular warning. HIV discoverer and Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier gave this same warning, that “vaccinated” people would progressively start dying off 2-3 years after “vaccination”.
    Of course the deaths from clotting in the heart and brain can come right away, and the immune-system attacking heart cells which are pumping out spike protein can also come soon, causing other forms of sudden cardiac death. There are sequential overlays of causes of death, and there is a big variation in how much any person is affected, and which of their cells get affected when the “vaccine” gets into the bloodstream and travels around.
    The big question in my mind is that of how many people will have the establishment of “permanent” mRNA and reverse-transcribed DNA spike-protein production factories in cells. Many of these cells will be initially destroyed by the immune system. Some will be more sheltered from that. The eggs in the ovaries are a highly targeted and highly vulnerable population, and may cause more and more birth defects over time, as egg-cell DNA , which cannot self-repair properly, leads to defective human fetuses. Among girls who grow to womanhood from such pregnancies, fertility can also be impaired.
    The fade from unaffected white to sudden-death-after-vaccination black may have a lot of people remain in the white zone, not progressively degraded by these gene-modifying treatments, or there may be a few.
    How many will be in the slightly-gray zone? How many children will survive gestation and live as “gray”? (This is not abstract to me. This pertains to all of my adult children, all mRNA “vaccinated”)


    Dr John. The mere fact that paul is of a forensic bent was scary enough for me. His conclusions via the whistle blower line up – as you say – with many of the concerns from top scientists (Bhakdi was another with his concerns around iga and igg antibody issues). I believe McCollough is also (via his Telegram channel) become somewhat concerned about the downstream effects of DNA complications now also.
    Most organisms messed around with, when it comes to DNA tampering seem to return to some ‘sane’ version of their ancestral and functioning self over short time spans, so homo sapiens should be ok I believe. The issue I have is that too many dots are now lining up. The signal is indeed poking through the noise. From life insurance company payouts to adverse reactions. What is even spookier is the Totalitarianism of our current culture rolling on – not because of all the lesser but widely acknowledged aspects such as censorship and command economics etc but more because we know where they usually end up – a death cult of sorts.
    The time when people begin to openly talk about the horrors of their behaviors is historically afterthe jews were murdered.


    I would add – there is not full consensus on these conclusions either and Spartacus sees only a max of 2% die-off from the vaccines. Walter Chestnut is not so upbeat but we wait and watch.

    “Forgiveness is quiet and quietly does nothing – it merely looks, waits, and judges not”
    The key to getting earth mind to heaven mind in my opinion.

    Veracious Poet


    @oxy: hi…happy to see you here again. Yes….

    “Forgiveness is quiet and quietly does nothing – it merely looks, waits, and judges not”
    The key to getting earth mind to heaven mind in my opinion.”

    Forgiveness and Acceptance are the two wings of the bird that will lift us from ignorance to LOVE which is HEAVEN ON EARTH (freedom from attachments and desires). Going BEYOND is another matter.

    May LOVE Be with You.

    John Day

    @Oxymoron: Thanks for finding that. I make my own assessments, based on factual presentations like this. Dr. McCullough is extremely reserved in his statements. If he says he has concerns about something, he is already certain that it is bad and can prove it.
    I did not know Luc Montagnier MD, but I suspect he was similarly reserved, though trying to speak out helpfully before he died. He was old. McCullough is a little younger than I am.
    Montagnier seemed to think the deaths would start mounting by 3 years from injection. We are seeing a level of rise “like a Vietnam War”, very substantial to insurance companies, and “5 Sigma’, or vanishingly unlikely to be “random”.

    The big question to me is whether this will kill something like 2% of the injected, or more like 80%. I consider it unknowable for me until time passes. I am interested in expert opinions, but don’t see any of them as even possibly able to know how many will die from these injections this decade, or how many miscarrriages and birth defects there will be in this decade, or of what sorts.

    John Day

    @Phoenixvoice: Thanks for the Phoenix gardening insights.
    Do they do anything like composting municipal wste there?

    : Thank you for what you are doing, Sister.

    John Day

    Picture of a truly rare individual Mexican avocado seedling, 2 1/2 years old now and far more cold-hardy than any of the other Mexican avocado seedlings. (#2 is hidden in this picture) All of the grafted trees died above the grafts in a late and hard freeze this March. https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/anything-but-lies

    Michael Hudson gave the keynote speech at the David Graeber Anthropology conference in Paris Tuesday. (I don’t think President Macron was able to attend.)
    In antiquity, the solution had to be found for the tendency for debts to end up making most of the population into forms of slaves, removing their personal power, and their ability to serve and pay taxes to the state. There were periodic debt repudiations, typically when a new king ascended to the throne. A mythology about “sacredness of contracts” being the basis of civilization has arisen in modernity. “SAcredness of contracts” means “debt slavery”. It’s not sacred. Debts-at-interest outgrow crops, livestock and families.
    Western tradition (since Rome) indeed lacks a policy subordinating wealth to overall economic growth. The West has no strong government checks to prevent a wealth-addicted oligarchy from emerging to make itself into a hereditary aristocracy. Making debtors and clients into a hereditary class, dependent on wealthy creditors, is what todays economists call a “free market.” It is one without public checks and balances against inequality, fraud or privatization of the public domain…
    ..So we are led back to why I was invited to speak here today. David Graeber wrote in his Debt book that he was seeking to popularize my Harvard group’s documentation that debt cancellations did indeed exist and were not simply literary utopian exercises. His book helped make debt a public issue, as did his efforts in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
    The Obama administration backed police breaking up the OWS encampments and did everything possible to destroy awareness of the debt problems plaguing the U.S. and foreign economies. And not only the mainstream media but also academic orthodoxy circled their wagons against even the thought that debts could be written down and indeed needed to be written down to prevent economies from falling into depression.
    That neoliberal pro-creditor ethic is the root of today’s New Cold War. When President Biden describes this great world conflict aimed at isolating China, Russia, India, Iran and their Eurasian trading partners, he characterizes this as an existential struggle between “democracy” and “autocracy.”
    By “democracy” he means oligarchy. And by “autocracy” he means any government strong enough to prevent a financial oligarchy from taking over government and society and imposing neoliberal rules – by force…

    Michael Hudson: Keynote speech at the David Graeber anthropology conference in France

    Michael Hudson’s Major Lecture at the Global University in China on July 11th, 2022 – and posted with Dr Hudson’s permission
    The End of Western Civilization – Why It Lacks Resilience, and What Will Take Its Place
    The greatest challenge facing societies has always been how to conduct trade and credit without letting merchants and creditors make money by exploiting their customers and debtors. All antiquity recognized that the drive to acquire money is addictive and indeed tends to be exploitative and hence socially injurious. The moral values of most societies opposed selfishness, above all in the form of avarice and wealth addiction, which the Greeks called philarguria – love of money, silver-mania. Individuals and families indulging in conspicuous consumption tended to be ostracized, because it was recognized that wealth often was obtained at the expense of others, especially the weak.
    The Greek concept of hubris involved egotistic behavior causing injury to others. Avarice and greed were to be punished by the justice goddess Nemesis, who had many Near Eastern antecedents, such as Nanshe of Lagash in Sumer, protecting the weak against the powerful, the debtor against the creditor.
    That protection is what rulers were expected to provide in serving the gods. That is why rulers were imbued with enough power to protect the population from being reduced to debt dependency and clientage. Chieftains, kings and temples were in charge of allocating credit and crop-land to enable smallholders to serve in the army and provide corvée labor. Rulers who behaved selfishly were liable to be unseated, or their subjects might run away, or support rebel leaders or foreign attackers promising to cancel debts and redistribute land more equitably…
    ..The West, in its U.S. neoliberal iteration, seems to be repeating the pattern of Rome’s decline and fall. Concentrating wealth in the hands of the One Percent has always been the trajectory of Western civilization. It is a result of classical antiquity having taken a wrong track when Greece and Rome allowed the inexorable growth of debt, leading to the expropriation of much of the citizenry and reducing it to bondage to a land-owning creditor oligarchy. That is the dynamic built into the DNA of what is called the West and its “security of contracts” without any government oversight in the public interest. By stripping away prosperity at home, this dynamic requires a constant reaching out to extract an economic affluence (literally a “flowing in”) at the expense of colonies or debtor countries…
    ..As I have sought to emphasize, oligarchic control of government has been the distinguishing feature of Western civilization ever since classical antiquity. And the key to this control has been opposition to strong government – that is, civil government strong enough to prevent a creditor oligarchy from emerging and monopolizing control of land and wealth, making itself into a hereditary aristocracy, a rentier class living off land rents, interest and monopoly privileges that reduce the population at large to austerity…
    ..To save themselves from being swept into the whirlpool of economic destruction now engulfing the West, countries in the world’s rapidly growing Eurasian core are developing new economic institutions based on an alternative social and economic philosophy…
    ​ ​(Hudson, speaking to Chinese University students​,​ proceeds to laud China for avoiding these pitfalls, but the Chinese Communist Party looks like an oligarchy to me, and their public banking seems to have as much of the corrupt-public siphoning from it as possible. I am personally dubious that China can actually set the best sort of example.)

    Michael Hudson: The End of Western Civilization – Why It Lacks Resilience, and What Will Take Its Place

    One of the points Michael Hudson repeatedly makes is that, historically grain was money, and a king or temple also created seasonal credit-money for farmers who promised to pay grain at harvest.
    Taxes were paid in grain or labor. It is clearly possible to create an agriculturally based financial economy. It is not compatible with contracts where all risk is born by the farmer. In that system the money lenders soon own everything and all people are slaves. Slave based economiesare much less productive and resilient.

    Ellen Brown (Web of Debt) Achieving Self-Funding Local Sovereignty as Global Food Systems Collapse
    The solution to the current food crisis is small and local, including growing food locally. But how to fund local food co-ops without pricey loans from big banks?
    This article is a sequel to one discussing home gardens and community food co-ops as local counter-measures to an impending food crisis. The question to be addressed here is how to fund them. What sort of local currency could fund food co-ops independently of the credit dollars we get from banks?
    But first, some framing of the problem. It’s not just about temporary food shortages. It’s about sovereignty from the sort of global control foreshadowed in Henry Kissinger’s notorious statement, “Control food and you control the people.”

    John Day

    I don’t recall how many billions of dollars of US stuff was left in Afghanistan for reuse by the new rulers, but it seemed that leaving it mostly intact was like a ransom-payment to do the evacuations at the last minute.
    There has long been black-market diversion of NATO military supplies to Ukraine, since 2014, when the buildup to fight Russia began. Now it is an established criminal enterprise. This article says that the black–market weapons are largely going to Odesa, then south along the black sea coast until the go west to Albania, where the criminal enterprise includes the intelligence services. Direct sales to Russia on the battlefield are happening, with cash payments and Russian citizenship for participants. The cash payments are made considerably smaller, but will buy an apartment in Moscow, for instance.
    On the radio wave of the Ukrainian units, Russian negotiators persuade the artillerymen and tankers to advance to the indicated points and surrender with their equipment. In exchange – Russian documents, freedom and some money. The brought “Caesar”, “HIMARS” or PzH 2000 is considered sufficient proof of loyalty that the military who surrendered with it would avoid filtration and prisoner camps. With new documents, they start a new life somewhere in a cozy Ural city far from the front line, and even send money in bitcoins to their families so that they can go to them.
    Prices vary and are discussed, for 2 “Caesars” the Russians gave 120,000, although their Ukrainian “partners” desperately bargained and asked for 2 million. However, freedom and Russian passports are also a significant part of the fee … But one PzH 2000 self-propelled gun, according to various sources, cost the Russians more than $ 100,000.

    Arms for victory over Russia? No, for their resale!

    Military Summary has consistently provided high accuracy updates of theUkraine war. The report of an intact HIMARS launcher and intact missiles being sold to Russian forces by Ukrainians for somewhat over $1 million starts at 17:39. https://rumble.com/v1c1d1r-ukraine.-military-summary-and-analysis-12.07.2022.html

    Regulatory Capture Perfected:
    According to an ex-pharmaceutical industry and biotech executive, documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine suggest the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Moderna colluded to bypass regulatory and scientific standards used to ensure products are safe.
    Alexandra Latypova has spent 25 years in pharmaceutical research and development working with more than 60 companies worldwide to submit data to the FDA on hundreds of clinical trials.
    After analyzing 699 pages of studies and test results “supposedly used by the FDA to clear Moderna’s mRNA platform-based mRNA-1273, or Spikevax,” Latypova told The Defender she believes U.S. health agencies are lying to the public on behalf of vaccine manufacturers.

    FDA Colluded With Moderna to Bypass COVID Vaccine Safety Standards, Documents Reveal

    In December 2020, the US FDA authorised the Moderna and Pfizer mRNA covid-19 vaccines, claiming “the benefits outweighed the harms.”
    Now, a group of international researchers has gone back to re-analyse the original trial data upon which that claim was made.
    A pre-print study (not yet peer-reviewed) by Fraiman and colleagues contradicts the FDA’s claim that the benefits outweigh the harms of the mRNA vaccines.
    In fact, the authors conclude that the vaccines are associated with an “increased risk of serious adverse events” that surpass the “risk reduction for covid-19 hospitalisation” relative to the placebo group.

    Veracious Poet

    Michael Hudson gave the keynote speech at the David Graeber Anthropology conference in Paris Tuesday… yada, yada, yada, ad nauseam…


    But if you love and must have desires, let these be your desires:
    To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
    To know the pain of too much tenderness.
    To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
    And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
    To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;

    Right On, Thank You. See you on the cushion between the spaces.

    Embracing my anger these daze. Why fight it? pun

    Anger is Alchemy for transformation. From D.C. to my neighbors- profound mental illness, individual and collective mass self destruction, mass hypnosis, mass killings. A nation of madness will produce anger and hopefully transition us towards the Higher Roads and benevolent society. Looking like we may all burn together however. Whether its monks self immolating…or nukes, or starvation, or toxic shots.

    Govt, Western Medicine, Society all turned their backs on their own people- threats, insults, taking jobs away, cutting one off from each other, stealing basic human rights, breaking the social contract. Lying, gas lighting, murdering, psychological abuse…

    If enough people collectively stood up together against all of it, it would be over in days. Clearly the majority have succumbed to the madness leaving isolated pockets for now. The US and West are completely breaking apart into madness. I wish I could stop it… made me deeply sad for two plus years, now moving towards fighting mad. Defend yourself and stand up for dignity… free and easy.

    Most here see the Empires patterns of madness and illness. Even fewer seem willing to fight it.

    “The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone. They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love.
    They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it. They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them, are over.
    The moment the Men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. Which is why, when forced to take up violence,
    these Men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely
    play-acting at politics and terror. TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy… but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

    –Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    Dr. D

    AfewKnow – I think TAE just posted a chart last week showing the long term CO2 levels. We are nowhere near the geologic highs for whatever that’s worth. Since scientists know that and it’s not in doubt (we have the ice cores) AND the CO2 appears to LAG the temperature, meaning CO2 is not the cause, why are they posting knowingly false data? It makes a guy sus. That’s not to say weather isn’t changing, but if it’s not CO2 causing it – and if it lags it can’t be – then what is it instead? Why is every planet in the solar system warming? They don’t have CO2.

    I’d say maybe we don’t care since the cures would be the same: using less and greening more. However, all the cures are NOT the same, since zero people are advocating conservation, yet they are creating a new worldwide untracked currency of Carbon Trading, run by the same supercriminals of Sachs, the Governments, and Industry, highlighted by universal war and oppression. I’m sorry I can’t trust a word such people say, when they say it from a yacht and have never conserved a thing in their lives, oligarchs, ministers, and professors alike.

    AZ planting is very specific, I can’t be more helpful although I’m aware there are special Hopi varieties of corn and squash whose roots drive meters into the sand for water. You take a stick and plant the seed a foot underground to begin with. I was thinking as a test case, to convert a quarry into a garden, maybe you can chisel a hole in the rock and start a vine of some sort. It’s essentially container gardening, but unfortunately it can’t be discussed because all things are local. In this case hyper-local. Sepp Holtzer has some of this, on the rocky mountain sides of Austria. Someone’s idea was to clay-ball every native seed, then just toss them out everywhere, or in all the likely places. Someday maybe 2-10 years from now, rain falls enough to grow them and it starts the process of a tuft of life, making more life and soil.

    There was a very simple invention, basically a pan that funneled any rain into a single spot where you plant the tree. I think it was for Libya. We have the things, the knowledge, the process, but there is a perfect resistance to doing work with living things. They hate them, yes, it doesn’t pay, yes, but also animals in that type can’t be fenced but pastured, those sweet spots won’t follow any rules and are random throughout the landscape. They must be open borders with general rules (not to them steal them), and we have neither. So any advance you make will anger someone and also be stolen immediately. You can see why generally no one undertakes the work of planting trees under whose shade you will not sit. And will also be hunted down and chopped up, and you with them.

    Leave the people alone. It’s the unrelenting force of cold, calculating fury that they’ve pushed so many people into now. But the mentally ill can’t help themselves. I’m more worried about the mental midgets who abdicated all duty and let them. What good is it to jail the villains if the people themselves still have no belief, no duty, and no work? The upcoming hardship may be necessary to cure them of all that, or at least cure their children.

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